Beauty sleep is not a random pop-culture saying. In fact, beauty sleep can be scientifically proven. It’s a natural way of keeping the skin healthy and youthful, and it alludes to how our skin heals itself from day to night. From Zzzz to beauty, your journey can be really smooth, all you have to do is get the comfy 8-hour-long sleep that you deserve! Technically speaking, when we sleep, our stress hormone i.e. cortisol tends to go down and our sleep hormone i.e. melatonin goes up, this is when our skin and body start to recover and gets into the process of healing from any damage of the day. All of it boils down to just one thing at the end of the day, you should understand that sleep is the time when your body and skin can take out time to heal and repair itself from all the catastrophe it went through, during the day.
Do you know what’s even better? As much as it is true for your epidermis i.e. the outermost layer of skin on your body that protects your body from harm and keeps it hydrated, it’s also equally true for the stupefying capabilities sleep has on the well-being of your brain and your muscles. Ah, an incredible combo of sleep + healthy and fresh skin + physical well-being! Who would want to miss out on that? Absolutely, no one! During sleep, your skin’s blood flow automatically increases and organs rebuild its collagen (the predominant structural protein found in skin) whilst repairing damage from UV exposure. Here’s a heads up for you! A night of good long beauty sleep has a myriad of benefits. All of this really acts out in reducing wrinkles, dead skin, and age spots as well.
It’s no hidden secret, when we enter into a state of deep rest, our body tends to roll into recuperation mode and produce growth hormones in the body. These development chemicals make new cells that further help with mending our skin from any bacteria or harm done throughout the day. How much sleep is considered enough and healthy for you? The key to a huge list of skin benefits of sleep is an appropriate and quality sleep of 7-9 hours every night! Only then would you be able to reap the benefits of sleep. You and your skin deserve the love and care, it goes through so much from being exposed to the sun for long hours to being damaged by the dust and dirt around you. Beauty sleep is real and your skin uses these sleep hours to heal itself from the day’s damage. Whilst your skin drifts off, it gets the chance to improve and heal. And this is exactly when you wake up all fresh, bright, glowy, and rosy! Don’t you just love it? We bet you do.
Zzzz Your Way to This Combo: Sleep + Beauty + Physical Well-being
“Go, get your beauty sleep!”
You must have heard this age-old saying a lot of times from many people but have you ever wondered what’s so special and different about a relaxing sleep at night? Does sleep really have so many benefits? Can a good night’s sleep make you look prettier?
Well, it’s common for you to have multiple questions about how exactly beauty sleep works. It’s easy to frame it as, if you get a good night’s sleep, you wake up refreshed and your skin glows naturally and is hydrated from within. But it is much more complicated to explain what goes behind it and what are the benefits of beauty sleep. It is undeniable that sleeping for 7-9 hours is vital for healthy skin and lifestyle. When you don’t sleep enough, cortisol (the stress hormone) is released extensively in your body. This may lead to possible inflammation, further causing an increase in skin conditions like acne, spots, and dead skin.
Sometimes not being able to get enough sleep or a proper good night’s sleep ends you with more than just waking up with puffy and dull skin. There are a multitude of side effects of a poor sleep regime. Inappropriate sleeping patterns take an extensive toll on how our skin looks and how our body functions as the real game is all about CORTISOL! Who would want to trade their sleep for breakouts, acne, reduced skin turnover, and harsh dehydrated skin? Absolutely NO ONE!
Note: Wondering what’s “skin turnover?” Cell turnover refers to the process through which dead surface cells are shed to make way for newer and fresher ones, which are produced in the deeper layers of the skin.
The skin turnover is supercharged at night and builds collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. It’s something that we all resort to in our expensive skincare routines. So why not give ourselves the sleep we deserve to naturally look fresh, bright, and Ezzztra beautiful?
Sleep is also extremely important for your physical and mental well-being. You need to get enough sleep to prevent common sleeping disorders like insomnia and sleep deprivation and other bodily dysfunctionalities. However, if you get enough sleep, it will technically amount to all the beauty and calmness on your face with your physical well-being and health. What’s better is, that your skin isn’t exposed to external factors like dirt, dust, pollution, etc. when you’re off to sleep. This is a state where nothing is blocking your skin pores at all so everything works out better for you at night!
Heavenluxe Tip: Use products with active ingredients like retinol or acids that work better and are more effective at night. That’s because our skin has the bandwidth and strength to absorb the product and transform it into a very usable component.
At night, the skin is in its renewal mode and has way more energy to intake the active ingredients of your skin product.
Benefits of Beauty Sleep: Zzzz To Be Happier and Brighter
A well-rested sleep is an inevitable thread in the fabric of long-lasting freshness and beauty. It has been proven over and over again with scientific research that sleep deprivation can lead to a myriad of psychological and physical problems whereas a healthy and refreshing sleep every night can make you feel better about everything from your skin to your physical being.
Let’s look into what’s more to the benefits of beauty sleep and get you through everything you need to know about it and its impact on how we look and our physical well-being!
1. Rise and SHINE (Literally)
Your skin is the largest organ you have and is predominantly one of the many things that are benefited from sleeping in. Your skin seeks and sees direct benefits from an adequate amount of sleep and rest. Having a full night 7-9 hours of sleep can help to repair and ameliorate how your skin looks, despite going through so much throughout the day.
In addition, getting enough sleep at night is essential for complete cellular growth and function in your body and skin cells. It also helps your skin to produce protective cytokines, which further guard against all the damage and dirt. Scientifically, people who get enough sleep expose themselves to a set of great benefits, like better blood flow, faster and easier regeneration of cells, and hormonal regulation. Who wouldn’t crave a night of good long sleep, especially when it gives you shiny and super glowing skin? We know, you do too! ;)
2. Zzzstronger and Healthier Hair
Beauty sleep is a package of great things for you! It even contributes to more voluminous, stronger, and healthier hair. A night of 7-9 hours of sleep is needed for protein intake and synthesis of your hair whilst impacting your hormones (which also have a direct relationship with your hair’s growth and health)
To understand this more closely, let’s start with knowing what’s melatonin. It is a hormone that helps control the body’s sleep cycle and is an antioxidant. This hormone, by researchers, has been linked directly to the sleep cycle and any increase in hair growth or hair fall. Since sleep has a close connection to hormonal levels in the human body, it means that poor sleeping patterns can lead to reduced amount of melatonin. A situation like this is responsible for causing hair loss because it causes the hair follicles to fall into an early resting state which lacks space and nutrition for hair to grow or be healthy.
3. Eye to Eye: Sleep Is Inevitably Important
Much like your skin, brain, and body, your eyes also heal themselves as you sleep at night. Not getting enough sleep can lead to multiple eye-related issues. From making them dry to having puffy eyes with dark circles under them, it’s a complete disaster! You tend to encounter puffy eyes especially because a good amount of fluid is collected all around them, making them look swollen. Sleeping at night is the perfect time to help your eye cells get restored and renew them for clear vision. It’s the only key to healthier and prettier eyes!
4. Heavenluxe TENCEL™ Sheets: Your Best Friend!
Ah well, if you haven’t already caught on, we’re head over heels for a good night’s sleep! And what helps us get it the best is our Tencel bed sheets by causing decreased friction between your skin or hair and the sheet you sleep on. Lesser amounts of friction cause your hair to detangle and cut down on hair fall whilst you not having to deal with frizzy bedhead the next morning when you wake up. Ah, we love that and we know, so do you! A best friend in bed (not literally haha) is a best friend with shed- to protect you from any allergies and skin problems. Tencel is known to be very gentle and smooth on your skin, keeping it super bright and shiny!
We believe that beauty sleep is not just about glowing, bright, or youthful skin. It’s also about maintaining your mind and body in a way that it radiates happiness and charm whilst being healthy. In the end, it’s all about loving yourself and giving yourself the care and comfort you deserve! Prioritize sleep and your well-being because a healthy you, is a beautiful you.